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JMP park gets Rs 10 lakh grant

Jalandhar: The JMP park situated at Jawahar Nagar and one of the biggest parks in the area has got Rs10 lakh from the MP fund, of which the money has been spent on water harvesting, installing LED lights, open gym etc. Mayor Jagdish Raja and MLA Jalandhar Central Rajinder Beri visited the park on Sunday. He said no transfer certificate was required if a student switched from private to a government school. The Education Department has released instructions for the District Education Officers (Secondary and Primary) regarding the admissions in the government schools. The department has said if a student wanted to switch from a private school to the government school, he need not a transfer certificate. And if a student doesn't have an Aadhar Card or birth certificate, he cannot be forced to give the certificates on the spot. TNS

MP inaugurates a new tubewell

Jalandhar: Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary inaugurated a tubewell for the supply of fresh drinking water to Ward No. 32 and Abadpura area of the city. He was accompanied by Jalandhar West MLA Sushil Kumar Rinku and Mayor Jagdish Raja. The tubewell has been installed at a cost of Rs 18 lakh by the Punjab Government. On this occasion, MP Chaudhary said the newly installed tubewell would fulfil the needs of residents of ward 32 and Abadpura area. “Many programmes are being implemented to install and upgrade infrastructure to supply water, ensure sanitation and disposal of sewage,” he added. MP Chaudhary further stated that the government has started work on surface water supply project, which would reduce the load on underground water and would provide 24/7 supply of freshwater from the Sutlej via a network of pipelines. TNS

Smooth wheat procurement

Jalandhar: The district administration is set to ensure hassle-free procurement of wheat in the district in wake of the prevailing circumstances due to Covid. The DC said elaborate arrangements would be made to facilitate farmers during the procurement of grains. He said keeping in view the prevailing situation and to ensure procurement in a segregated manner, the number of designated mandis would be enhanced by designating new mandis in the district as it was done last year during wheat and paddy procurement. He mentioned that for this purpose, the storage points, vacant government lands would also be utilised. The DC said this would help in reducing rush of farmers in the mandi on one hand, and maintaining social distancing during the procurement on the other. TNS

HMV students win medals

Jalandhar: Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya cyclists Lute Mayuri Dhanraj won two silver and one bronze medal and Mukul one bronze medal in the National Track Cycling Championship held at Hyderabad. Principal Ajay Sareen congratulated the team, coach Rajesh Kaushik and faculty Sukhwinder Kaur and Ramandeep Kaur. The Principal gave the students best wishes for their bright future. TNS

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